What is Modular Building?

DS Units has been specializing in modular construction since its inception. This is done with standard units, luxury units, glass units and converted sea containers, which all fit seamlessly into, on, under and against each other. As a result, our constructions are very flexible - just about every project can be customized. Being abel to build all of these different types of units ourselves obviously is a huge advantage and as a result, we always have the best solution for any project.

Experts, leading publications and prestigious universities all over the world agree: the future is modular - and DS Units wants to continue to put its focus firmly in that direction.

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Advantages of Modular Building

Modular building offers many advantages you will not find anywhere in traditional constructions. Here’s a selection of what we have to offer:


Thanks to our different types of units, building plans are very easily adaptable. Because they have to take into account fewer elements, architects can change existing blueprints much more easily. Even modular constructions that have already been set up can be updated more easily at a later date, without the renovation work that traditionally comes with it.


Let's face it; all is not well with our environment. The construction sector, too, has a crushing responsibility to keep its own ecological footprint as small as possible. Because most of the work is done in our own factories, the impact on the environment is much less than when everything has to take place on the construction site itself. There is less need to travel, there aren’t as many construction vehicles needed and there’s less waste material, which also means less waste and cleaning work overall.

Easy to Plan

The units of DS Units require less of the site where they set up than traditional buildings. The soil and the environment do not have to meet as many criteria and less preparation is needed - all of which is environmentally friendly.

Housing Market

In most countries, the housing bubble has burst. Too much was invested for too little 'return'. Many houses are sold at a loss - if sales are successful at all - and it often takes years to totally demolish a building. Because of its inherent flexibility, modular building reduces the pressure on the housing market considerably, not only contributing to a better future for yourself, but also for future generations.

Quality Control

It should go without saying, but the units we prepare in advance in our factories are not exposed to the elements. This allows us to carry out better and more valid tests, which means that extra attention can be paid to factors such as finishing and safety.

Less Dependency

When building traditionally, one often depends on construction periods, weather conditions and available workers. Because most of the work is done indoors, DS Units have to take these kinds of circumstances much less into account. This allows us to move forward faster and more, while another company may have to stop working if the weather conditions are sub-optimal or if there are fewer available workers.

Less Materials

Thanks to our way of working, less material is needed both in the first and the last steps of construction. That does not only mean that we can work more sustainably; it also translates into lower costs for our customers.

Less Total Costs

Less construction material, less costly labor, less construction costs, less lost or damaged material, less reliance on hourly schedules and weather conditions... it all means a lower cost for our customers, with a total price that’s, on average, only two thirds of what is usual. Obviously, this spells huge savings for our customers!


Our units are pre-assembled in our own factory and then transported. This of course also means that the constructions remain very mobile - even if you would want to break them down, adjust or move them afterwards.

Optimal Recycling

Due to our way of working, we can recycle the few surplus materials faster and more efficiently – which, again, benefits the environment.


Outside work in often sub-optimal conditions does not exactly guarantee the safest job there is. By working within the confines of our own walls, we create a more controllable, clear work environment, which in turn leads to fewer accidents or other safety problems.